SpongeRuiner (532) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Peteís Place. I was pretty excited to try this one. I think I might have brought it up a little too much in my head before I had it. I was a little disappointed. I think I was expecting more pineapple. I got a little bit in the aftertaste.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5.25 pint had at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: A nice, surprisingly pretty dark brown sort of color. Not much of a head to speak of, but thereís some decent lacing from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the highlight of the beer for me.
Smell: Just.. some nondescript sweetness. As it warmed up, fruity notes came out, but it was just a pretty sweet smelling beer. I didnít get any "fresh bursts" of hops or anything like I was expecting.
Taste/feel: When I first got it, the beer was EXTREMELY cold, and tasted like a bitter mess... like I was drinking well water infused with serious notes of lead and copper. After the beer got to its "supposed-to-be-consumed" temperature, I actually kind of enjoyed it. At the beginning, Iídíve given this a 2.5. After the bitterness went away and some sweetness and pineapple shined through, I thought it was pretty good. Iím not a fan of pineapple as far as the actual fruit (mostly a texture thing) is concerned, but I can enjoy the flavor. I donít get a huge amount of pineapple or specific sorts of hops in this beer, but it does taste alright. Not overly bitter, pretty easy drinking... not bad.
Odd Sides for once didnít blow me away! I didnít think their Mayan Mocha Stout was great (at least for a Summer drinker), but I liked it more than this. This is a decent IPA, but not one Iíd seek out in the future a second time, given the other great beers in Odd Sideís line-up.
firstsip (242) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker yellow with lingering head. Very enjoyable pineapple nose. Slight bitter hops with traces of citrus and pineapple on the end.
jar72404 (426) - USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at slap shotz in DTW. Dark gold/copper with thin white head. Aroma is a citrus bomb. Flavor is bitter citrus. Okay, but too much bitterness and too little complexity IMO.
callmemickey (2090) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden-orange body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Light ripe pineapple and mild caramel malts. Medium bodied, semi-sweet, mild bitterness, lingering finish.
bigtaster (521) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold color white frothy head. Nose had fruit and candy some spice. Up front small amount of bitterness which lasts a while. Easy to drink dry and tasty, fairly well balanced.
ICEatALAMO (851) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. The pour is that if a standard lager and the same with the aroma. The taste is just a nasty mix of hops and grapefruit, I guess exactly what they were going for.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
A2kenCdaisyC (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours amber with an off white head---fruity hoppiness up front with a solid IPA bitter finish--I could drink a few of these
RespertFTW (461) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Slight pineapple\hops\skunk in aroma. Clear amber. Taste is bitter and it sticks around. Slightly astringent. Meh.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Pineapple is subtle but very pleasant. Nice hops.